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Bowl Cat Returns!

Bowl Cat

Not all cats have superpowers.

Similarly, not all cats live the life of the decorative vessel.

It was a cold, rainy night when I was first introduced to the cat in the bowl.

We bonded over her love of lying in bowls and my love of photographing such things.

 Bowl Cat

Then one wild day on the Internet, I gave her a mustache.

And while we never discussed it, I think she knew.

For she stopped lying in bowls.

Bowl Cat

 Then, finally, the other night she sauntered into the living room and jumped on the table and snuggled in for a bowl nap.

Apparently, she’s finally ready for her close-up.

I should invent a line of human bowl chairs

How could that not be huge?


{ 42 comments… add one }

  • Sunday September 7, 2011, 9:33 am

    I think I would LOVE to curl up in a bowl-chair!

    • Megan September 7, 2011, 11:14 am

      Who wouldn’t?

  • Katie September 7, 2011, 10:12 am

    Oh, Bowl Cat, how I’ve missed you! Welcome back to the blog! :)

    • Megan September 7, 2011, 11:03 am

      Bowl cat has missed you too.

  • Whitney September 7, 2011, 10:26 am

    Bowl Cat is my very favorite. I feel like we’d be good friends although we may disagree on the mustache look.

    Also? I’d almost certainly enjoy a bowl nap so get on with your big plans of bowl chairs.

    • Megan September 7, 2011, 11:14 am

      Ooh – bowl nap. I’m definitely going to include that phrase in the marketing literature.

  • Amanda burdge September 7, 2011, 10:30 am

    Ha! My harley does the same thing. I have a very expensive bowl in my showroom….wouldnt you know, that one is his favorite!

  • Synthia September 7, 2011, 10:43 am

    I would totally buy a bowl chair for my dog. He doesn’t really have a clever moniker per se, but he does think he’s a cat often. He’s a little awkward and confused. Sounds like the perfect target demographic for your new product!

    • Megan September 7, 2011, 11:02 am

      Awkward and confused? He’s my ideal demographic!

      • Synthia September 7, 2011, 11:04 am

        You can see a pitcure of us on my new blog! Check us out, trying to get some circulation!

        • Megan September 7, 2011, 1:43 pm

          You two are adorable.

  • Lindsey September 7, 2011, 10:43 am

    My cat is too large to fit in any bowl. She’s more comfortable on a nice, wide floor!

  • Bridget September 7, 2011, 10:48 am

    Cat soup? No, that would be gross…

  • rebecca d September 7, 2011, 11:13 am

    I have a bowl cat too…

    PS. Isn’t a papasan chair a “bowl chair”?

    • Megan September 7, 2011, 1:43 pm

      Drat! Well, there goes my bowl chair empire…

  • John September 7, 2011, 12:09 pm

    I’d certainly be interested in a line of giant bowl chairs.

    Last night, my cat up & demanded time in my lap. She never, ever demands “human time” at all. So I went to check her food and her litter . . . they were fine. She, apparently, just wanted the attention.

    She’s weird.

  • Mindee@ourfrontdoor September 7, 2011, 12:13 pm

    Now I’m feeling sorry for my bowl-less cats. They have to make do with fuzzy blankets. It’s not at all the same.

  • Nichole September 7, 2011, 12:29 pm

    Where do I place my order for the human bowl chair?
    I’ll take four please.

  • NSC September 7, 2011, 12:54 pm

    Bowl chairs are every where. http://espasso.com/mailmkt/sft/bowl/

    Had one at a previous apartment. Before the roommate broke it, it was arguably a decent chair to sit in.

  • Angie Uncovered September 7, 2011, 1:40 pm

    We have one like this at home and it’s seriously the most awesome thing EVER! I might be part Bowl Cat. :O

  • Angie Uncovered September 7, 2011, 1:41 pm

    http://ak1.ostkcdn.com/images/products/P11294748.jpg (because when I say “we have one like this” I assume everyone can read my mind and see my computer)

  • Anonymous September 7, 2011, 1:48 pm

    Bowl Cat looks rather precariously perched near the edge of that table.
    I would think Bowl Cat would get a bit concerned about that cantilever.
    But then, I know very little about these things. I spend most of my time in flower pots.

    • SpilledInkGuy September 7, 2011, 1:50 pm

      Clearly I don’t spend enough time filling out forms, either.

  • Yeve Eeffoc September 7, 2011, 2:23 pm

    I have to say that is one very adorable cat. I miss my cats…

  • Skye September 7, 2011, 2:53 pm

    Your chair would be different from all previously existing bowl-shaped chairs because yours would be made of glass, the ultimate in comfort. I would totally buy one, possibly just to force guests to sit in it and pose for photos.

  • Amanda Austin September 7, 2011, 3:56 pm

    Ahh, I love cats! I have an unnatural obsession with them. Crazy cat lady-like. So this post is pretty much the best.

  • Mama Spaghetti September 7, 2011, 4:17 pm

    Aw! Glad to see she’s back into the bowl.

    And I would totally buy a bowl chair for humans. That sounds awesome.

  • Janie Fox September 7, 2011, 4:30 pm

    one word…papasan.
    Yours truly,
    Dream Squasher

  • MJ September 7, 2011, 4:34 pm

    I think my Box Cat (yeah, I know, not terribly original) could be good friends with Bowl Cat.

  • Stephanie D September 7, 2011, 5:04 pm

    Love it!

  • Missy Jill (What's Going On Here!?) September 7, 2011, 6:12 pm

    It shall not stop at a chair, I demand a bowl bed. And a bowl tub.

  • Pamela September 7, 2011, 6:15 pm

    I love this cat! However, I’m thinking you might have more success with a line of bowl beds for pets. With your cat as the spokesmodel.

  • Stephanie @ Our Marriage Adventure September 7, 2011, 9:49 pm

    LOL I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought of Papasan chairs. Which are awesomely comfortable. Especially when you have a fake mustache on.

  • Lisa @ Blithe Moments September 7, 2011, 10:38 pm

    This post made me immediately think of my Aunt’s cat 2 bowls. Not because he slept in bowls, but because he was a stray and for the first couple of weeks he would eat 2 bowls full of food when they fed him. The name just stuck.

    I love it when animals decide on unusual sleeping spaces. When I was a teenager with a stuffed toy covered bed, my dog would sneak up there. She wasn’t allowed on the bed, but she would curl up pretending to be a toy.

  • julie gardner September 7, 2011, 11:00 pm

    Bowl Cat Returns is so much better than The Godfather III.
    Even without the mustache.


  • Kimberly September 7, 2011, 11:17 pm

    Ha ha ha ha ha! She was a little irked that you put a mustache on her? I don’t blame her. It seems as if she’s forgiven you for the time being.

  • Sandra September 7, 2011, 11:40 pm

    Actually, I think human-bowl chairs are very 1974. Very large bowls is the way to go…filled with ice cream!!!! Right right, I’m on to something right! People could roll around in the bowl…let me know, I’ll have my people contact your people.
    PS: This was seriously the most hysterical post I’ve read all day!

  • alonewithcats September 8, 2011, 12:45 am

    Bowl Cat sounds a lot like LOLcat. You’re sitting on an empire. Or that cat is sitting on an empire. Someone is sitting on an empire.

    • Megan September 8, 2011, 1:13 pm

      I feel like there’s a “sitting on my cat” joke here, I just can’t find it.

  • Kimberly September 8, 2011, 7:42 am

    I’d buy one…only if it came with a fake mustache.

  • blackhuff September 9, 2011, 4:32 am

    This is so sweet

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